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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Industry fears end of ABCC means green light for lawlessness

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) expressed “profound disappointment” with Senate’s decision to pass the Government’s Bill to abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) HIA stated this move will act as “an open invitation for a return to the building site
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State of Origin kicks off with Wood Preservation 2012

Wood Preservation 2012 kicks off with the Harvey Norman State of Origin Rugby League Series at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on 23rd May. Last run in April 2009, this year’s programme runs in Melbourne on 23-24 May 2012. As an extra for those attending the Wood Preservation 2012 ev
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Lumberjills wanted in Mr Gambier

The final workshop in a series held across Australia to help women build careers in the forest and wood products industry is being held in Mt Gambier, following AUSTimber. Establishing a Women in Forests and Timber Network project manager Jillian Roscoe said although the forest and wo
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Wormald to exhibit fire protection solutions for the forestry industry

Fire protection specialist Wormald will be showcasing a range of its fire protection equipment and systems suitable for the forestry industry at AUSTimber, starting next week in Mount Gambier. Wormald’s vehicle fire suppression (VFS) systems provide risk management for heavy vehicles
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Forest managers cheer end of fire season

Recent heavy rains have confirmed the bushfire season in Australia’s south east is over for another year. “For forest managers it has been the second quiet season in succession, with no major incidents on public forested land on the south coast,” said Forests NSW Southern Region opera
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Minister’s claims of success stem from forests

The success of a multi-million-dollar government fund to boost skills stems from the experience of forestry and associated industries, according to Australia’s key forestry skills council. Skills Minister Chris told the National Press Club the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF
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Eyes on Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

The first public comment phase of the revision process of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) is underway, according to Australian Forestry Standard Limited (AFS Ltd). The draft revised Standard has been sent to stakeholders in forest management seeking
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New Forests funds major Green Triangle plantation takeover

Funds managed by New Forests have taken a controlling interest in a major Green Triangle plantation – the 46,000 hectare Auspine estate. New Forests’ Australia New Zealand Forest Fund is the lead investor in the transaction, which includes the land and trees of the 64-prop
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“Transformations” – Wood Sculpture Exhibition at the Riddoch Art Gallery

In 2004 the Riddoch Art Gallery launched its first wood sculpture competition, with ForestrySA becoming the major sponsor. Four exhibitions later and ForestrySA is still proud to be the sponsor of this event. The exhibition promotes the beauty and uses of wood, and assists in the cult
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